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Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 19-26, 2022

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Sacred Vestment Collage

Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Wed/Thur Oct 19 - 20

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$ 375  

In this class we will create collage pieces and stitch them to strips of cloth to make what I call Vesments. The dictionary description says an official or ceremonial robe. They will be full of images and objects that are personal to each student because we are creating ourselves with these pieces.
 The first part of the class we will start creating our collage elements with mark making techniques on paper, plastering and stenciling fabric, creating matte medium skins, wire weaving, making little fabric bundles with stitching and painting over Nomad Women images that I will supply using watercolors and white acrylic paint.. Once we have all of our elements we will create complex and beautiful fabric collages and finish them off with hand stitching

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

1 Sheet of vintage paper photos copies of images, wire, joint compound, needles and thread

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Vintage fabrics and lace
Watercolors- bring a blue, red and yellow of your choice or if you are new to watercolors, you can buy an inexpensive set like Angora Water Colors set
Acrylic paint- titanium white, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, quin. Nickel azo gold (I prefer Golden open acrylics)
Charcoal pencils-2b-6b
Derwent XL charcoal –black
Stabile pencil
Brushes- assorted bristle and watercolor brushes, I love using the 1/4” angular brush   (Princeton Select), as well as assorted filbert brushes, a cheap utility brush for gessoing
Gel medium
Self leveling gel 


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